CNAME Listing in BIND for Domain Outside of My Control
beth.stover at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 16:09:46 UTC 2008
On Jun 10, 10:05 pm, Gregory Hicks <ghi... at cadence.com> wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:36:11 -0700
> > From: "Dawn Connelly" <dawn.conne... at gmail.com>
> > To: sillz <beth.sto... at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: CNAME Listing in BIND for Domain Outside of My Control
> > Cc: comp-protocols-dns-b... at isc.org
> > The problem is with host headers. The destination webserver is inspecting
> > the URL that people are trying to access and then matching that to a
> > specific webpage. If the URL that people are putting into the browser is not
> > configured on the webserver, it doesn't understand what page you are trying
> > to get to. The problem isn't the fact that it's CNAME'ing to a CNAME...it's
> > a webserver issue.
> So set up a webserver at emergency.mydomain.com and have that page do a
> redirect to where-ever the real blog is located.
> > On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 4:22 PM, sillz <beth.sto... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > > I'm new to DNS and BIND. I'm SOA for my domain. I just set up BIND
> > > 9.4.2 running on FreeBSD. The zones transferred fine to the secondary
> > > servers at my ISP, and all is well.
> > > Now for disaster recovery purposes, I'd like to create a CNAME or
> > > alias to a blog site but have it resolve under my domain name.
> > > For example, I set up a blog for emergency purposes on blog spot. The
> > > URL is something like this:
> > >http://www.mydomain.blogspot.com
> > > I'd like to have it resolve to:
> > > emergency.mydomain.com
> > > I created the following entry in my zone file:
> > > emergency IN CNAME www.mydomain.blogspot.com.
> > > I refreshed the zones, and confirmed they resolve with NSLOOKUP, but
> > > my new name just shows up as an alias like this:
> > > Name: blogspot.l.google.com
> > > Address: 188.8.131.52
> > > Aliases: emergency.mydomain.com,www.mydomain.blogspot.com
> > > If I try the URL like this:
> > >http://emergency.mydomain.com
> > > Then it resolves to blogspot.l.google.com, so I don't actually get to
> > > my blog site.
> > > Is what I'm trying to do possible?
> > > Any help is appreciated.
> > > Thanks!
> Gregory Hicks | Principal Systems Engineer
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> I am perfectly capable of learning from my mistakes. I will surely
> learn a great deal today.
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The problem is that, in theory, the physical site for mydomain.com
would be destroyed in a disaster, so a redirection server wouldn't
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